This (somewhat graphic) video is the second of a three-part series by Smith Optics that brings you through the last few days of the Andes Pacifico Enduro stage race with an unexpected hospital visit to keep things exciting. A blind course makes it an even playing field, but also a game of question on how hard racers should and can push themselves around every turn. Viewer discretion is advised…if you go lightheaded at the sight of blood you SHOULD NOT WATCH the video. If not, take a look for a raw and real view into the highs and lows of enduro racing…
That Course looks gnarly. We wonder if he ever got his helmet cam back and whether or not it is broken.
For Lars N’ Bars Episode 2, Lars Sternberg and Luke Strobel (Evil Bikes) poke fun at some of the short, branded riding videos that companies are pumping out (while at the same time, making their own). This episode features super-slow-motion shots, pushing bikes uphill, two riders passing each other, putting on helmets and hucking DH […]
Giro’s Xar, and evolution of the massively popular Xen helmet is now available in bike shops (It’s scheduled to be on Giro.com on 4/1/11). The helmet has improved fit with its new “Roc Loc 5″ retention system and is massively breathable with its 17 large vents. MSRP is $130. Check out Giro’s Xen mirosite here: […]
Words: Ryan LaBar Photos: Joseph Espiritu Over the past weekend at the second race in Fontana’s Winter Series Bike got a peak at some new stuff coming out of Morewood’s South African HQ. The Izimu has a neat feature packed into its single pivot suspension. The pivot is actually eccentric, allowing riders to adjust the […]
The Unit Farm Jam, a flurry of BMX, MTB and MX competitions, is set to go and scheduled for February 26, 2011 in Southland, New Zealand. The Jam’s fields of well-sculpted jumps draws the likes of X-Games medalists and amateurs alike. With this much cross-over and mingling, and some big names rumored to be showing […]
Darren Berrecloth’s 360 stepdown in super-slow motion.
Andrew Taylor built a course with big jumps that would allow for some progression of the sport. Did progression happen? Well, Mike Montgomery took this opportunity to throw down 720s over the 35ft jump, probably some of the biggest ever done on a bike.
Source: Pro Town Movie After two successful premieres, the action-sports documentary “Pro Town: Greenville” is now available. The 44-minute film illustrates how a small town in North Carolina became the epicenter of competitive BMX. From Dave Mirra and Ryan Nyquist to Ryan Guettler and Colin Winkelmann, the film shows how this incredible scene came to […]
Welcome to the second edition of Mechanic Mondays. There comes a time when a mechanic needs to improvise. In this case it was not having the manufacturer’s bleed kit. For this week Squirrel shows you how to bleed Shimano’s Saint Brakes with a mix match of different bleed kit parts. NOTE: Using the manufacturer’s specific […]
Source: Rocky Mountain Rocky Mountain Bicycles recently announced the signing of freeride mountain bike star Thomas Vanderham. The 26-year-old North Vancouver native, who built his iconic status with Rocky Mountain, will return to the Vancouver-based brand for the 2011 and 2012 seasons. “The name Thomas Vanderham speaks for itself in the world of mountain biking […]